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Countersign

The inscription of one's name at the end of a writing, done by a secretary or a subordinate, to attest to the fact that such a writing has been signed by a principal or a superior, thereby vouching for the genuineness of the signature. To write one's name at the end of a document—in addition to the inscription of a name by another—to attest to the authenticity of the signature.

countersign

verb certify, confirm, corroborate, execute, ratify, sanction, second, support
See also: attest, certify, confirm, corroborate, cosign, indorse, trademark, underwrite, witness

countersign

to sign (a document already signed by another).

COUNTERSIGN. To countersign is to sign on the opposite side of an instrument already signed by some other person or officer, in order to secure its character of a genuine paper; as a bank note is signed by the president and countersigned by the cashier.

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An obligation for BGC to complete the tender offer in accordance with the terms of the agreement if the CME merger vote fails and GFI countersigns the agreement;
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The final section of frequently asked questions reinforces preceding chapters, addressing recurring and topical issues--what material should be shared, whether staff should countersign records and who owns each kind of record.
The court heard that Woods, of Pinewood Avenue, Croxteth, became involved when her father asked her to countersign some applications.
And the US, while insisting it supported Britain's diplomatic push, did not countersign the latest UK proposal at a three-hour meeting of the United Nations security council in New York last night.
One such effort came to life on August 13, 2001 as procedures were implemented to allow the Defense Security Cooperation Agency (DSCA) to electronically coordinate and countersign letter of offer and acceptance (LOA) documents.
Those who have tenancy agreements that end before the five years of the agreement are up will have to approach their landlord and ask them to countersign the agreement with them.
Harvey, of Ashtree Grove, Crox-teth, became a treasurer in March 2004 - and from the moment he joined until December 2004 forged the signatures of other trustees, who were meant to countersign the cheques, and withdrew pounds 41,500.
Many people are unaware that doctors are no longer needed to countersign passport applications or issue certificates for short-term sick-leave, leading some to book special appointments just for such purposes.
Brown, highly regarded by her bosses, was caught when staff realised she had taken the money without getting a colleague to countersign a withdrawal form.
Many people are unaware that doctors are no longer needed to countersign passport applications or issue certificates for short-term sick leave, leading some to book special appointments just for such purposes.
She signed out the money with her own initials in keeping with procedure at the home but failed to get a colleague to countersign the money had been taken out.